The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. This book includes more than By Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo. Publisher: O’Reilly Media. The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. Find out why — and how — with Gamestorming. Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo. I’m Dave Gray, founder of XPLANE and Boardthing. and Gamestorming to get your people engaged and involved in co-creating clear, unique and executable.

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Chapters are a total bore for all but the most intrepidly desperate of managers: This book has a few short chapters on the meta-strcuture of games and challenges, and theok to skim to gay how your own many, many actual games, with details on when to use them and how.

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Sep 28, Hussain Al-ahmed rated it liked it. But later on they introduce a list hamestorming opening games – but opening is just one stage of a game. A full set of tools that can be integrated and adapted to a wide variety of situations. Get on the list.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Although the long lists of games makes the book quite dry to read from cover to cover, it remains a good introduction to gamestorming and a useful list of recipes and building blocks before building your owns games.

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-breakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray

While I was not blown away by any of the material that was presented, I can see the utility of it. Bonus star for inspiring me to sketch more see validation above.

It’s a rough-and-ready toolkit for inventors, explorers and change agents who want to use design thinking to navigate successfully in complex and uncertain knowledge and information spaces, to engage others, and to start, grow and sustain movements for change.


Books by Dave Gray. Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before Shorten meetings and make them more productive Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics Identify a problem’s root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution Each game consists of three stages, an opening, exploring, and closing stage.

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Really awkward to read as an e-book on my phone, but my gamestormign copy is a great reference to take to meetings. Looking for beautiful books? In its current version, it reads like management porn, grat the Jesus meet Bible thought-provoking game changer it sets out to be.

Chapter 8 Putting Gamestorming to Work. When problems have a clear start point and end point, the steps between A and B are very clear. It is important to see the value of the games when and as they are applied.

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Sep 09, Adrian Howard rated it it was amazing. Gamestorming helps with both. Chapters 1 and 2 are fair, but could go deeper into the theory and science behind games; for example, what makes games work? Most people do not need instructions on how to draw a cat or stick figures – if they do, then some of the other games that focus on modes of communication other than visual ought to be sourced. To that end, I am somewhat disappointed so far I finally finished the book, and while I still agree that many of the games are just gamesgorming same thing, done differently, I believe the authors have done a great job at cataloging many different options for helping individuals, teams, and co Gtay really like the concept of this book, but after the introduction it is just a whole bunch of game ideas.


He is also an active gamer and gametsorming inventor of card games. Sunni presents regularly on the topics of graphic facilitation, graphic recording and visual thinking. Chapter 5 Games for Opening. Jan 03, Elaine Wherry rated it it was amazing. This book gives a fresh perspective about game as play which brings out the essence of our innate childlike attributes that is prese In this fast-paced moving world, every organisation needs creative ideas for constantly re-inventing and innovating.

Only the perversely naked would go through them all, like a badly thumbed and gry old Playboy–which has more value. But creating an environment for creative gamestorminv and innovation can be a daunting challenge.

We all know that life can not be a game, right? How can you make it happen at your company?

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-breakers, and Changemakers

Subscribe to my email newsletter. Powered by WordPress and Origin. Sep 27, Todd Sattersten rated it it was amazing.

But, what if the end goal isn’t clear? The book content is very good, containing many meeting facilitation techniques and frameworks. The second part of the book was rather gamesyorming because it shows the games but you can’t really apply them while reading.

Like any resource, use the bits that work for you and adapt. Gamestorming is full of practical, proven solutions to common workplace challenges.